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CUSHIONING THE BLOW What do you mean I'm not allowed to sit on the sofa?
Essentially, as with Wrexham council's feared PS54m budget cut yesterday, another local authority is now warning it is beyond the point of efficiency savings cushioning the blow.
Second, with Mickey Mouse's money cushioning the blow for both ABC and ESPN, there are more budgets from which to draw to pay Madden, who also will contribute to ESPN's ``Countdown'' and ``SportsCenter'' shows.